For the next time you escape to London for more than a hot second.
Getting into staycation mode in London isn’t the easiest task. Historic streets are generally adorned by iconic black cabs zipping by, the stroll from The Parliament to the London Eye is regularly jam-packed with tourists, while locals roam through the city in accelerated speed. At the end of your traveling day, all you’re craving for is peace and quiet, or to fly under the radar especially if you’re in town for more than thirty days.
Meet Zara Ward. The entrepreneurial woman behind Chelsea Bridge Apartments, located in London’s immensely growing Battersea area.
The often fully booked apart-hotel is merely two years old. Originally a hostel, Ward bought the property and renovated the modern complex to specifically target travelers visiting London on a long-term basis. From a patch of grass eleven years ago to inviting her sister as the head interior designer for all twenty-one rooms; Ward’s ambition led her to launch one of the most popular staycation choices in England’s capital.
In an industry never short of new and hip hotels entering the tourism scene, the current niche in London’s hospitality market is marked by the fast rise of apart-hotels. What separates Chelsea Bridge Apartments from other options – also defining its rapid growth of success – is the wide range of coverage targeting long-term travelers. As Ward explains:
Family vacationers love it because they can stay here with the entire family. We provide every service a hotel does: babysitting, taxi, food…etc.
In addition to family vacationers, Chelsea Bridge’s complete amenities are ideal for business travelers who need rooms that do-it-all. The spacious living room including a dining table acts as the perfect hub for enjoying a nice meal and a working office area. On-call concierge service, daily house keeping, laundry service, parking spaces on the premise, Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations add up to convenience right at a traveler’s finger tips.
Situated in south London, Battersea’s residential inner-city district is developing expeditiously with studio flats and property selling up to 1 million pounds before they are built. This expansive area features one of London’s main parks: the Battersea Park on the south side of River Thames, and numerous attractions that are effortlessly located near Chelsea Bridge Apartments. Just a few minutes away, you can indulge in a day of shop ’til you drop at Harrods, spend an artistic afternoon at the Natural History Museum or savor a cultural night at a theater in Victoria.
If you run into Ward at some point during your stay at Chelsea Bridge Apartments, don’t be surprised if you see the charismatic owner multi-tasking to the max while ensuring your stay appeases you in every way. Defining today’s “Everything Woman,” – one who balances between roles of an effective manager and a forward-thinking business woman – the driven entrepreneur has always been aspiring. A naturally earnest and determined personality guarantees a superb customer service so that every client’s need is met at the drop of a hat.
So now you know. The next time you escape to London for more than a hot second, venture in this apart-hotel where you can work like a dog in luxury or be in the mix with your family in staycation mode.
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